Tom BradyFOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots had their starting quarterback on the practice field Thursday.

Tom Brady returned to practice after missing Wednesday’s session with an illness. Brady went through his normal stretching and jogging routine before beginning some passing drills on the Gillette Stadium practice field. Brady will hold a press conference at 12:45 p.m.

The Patriots had a full house at practice. Long snapper Danny Aiken also returned after missing practice Wednesday with an illness.

Wide receiver Aaron Dobson practiced for the second straight day after missing two weeks with an injured foot. Punter Ryan Allen also practiced despite hurting his shoulder Saturday in the Patriots’ divisional-round playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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